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Polling stations, districts and boundaries

Finding your polling station

Shortly before an election, you will be sent a poll card which contains details of your polling station including a map of the location.

Polling stations may change depending on the election. In the run-up to an election, you can also find details of your polling station by using Democracy Club’s polling station finder.

Information about polling districts and polling places can be found through the Council's Where I Live service. Search for an address in the district and you will be provided with information about the relevant polling district, polling station and elected representatives. Alternatively, use the Council's District mapping service for an interactive map which can be used to view electoral boundaries. 

Boundary Reviews and Community Governance Reviews

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2023 / 2024

Between autumn 2023 and February 2024, the Council carried out a review of the polling districts and polling places in the district. 

Review Timetable:

Licensing and Regulatory Committee receive a report on the commencement of the review4 July 2023
Start of the review4 September 2023
Consultation period4 September – 30 October 2023
Consideration and review of initial responses and, where necessary, further consultation1 November 2023 – 1 January 2024
Licensing and Regulatory Committee consider findings of the review and approve any changes16 January 2024
A revised electoral register is published to take account of any changes to polling districts1 February 2024
Correspondence in relation to the review is publishedFebruary 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 4 July 2023, the Council's Licensing & Regulatory Committee received a report about the start of the review process. The report, minutes and webcast are available at Licensing & Regulatory Committee - Tuesday, 4 July

The official notice of review and a copy of correspondence sent to organisations with particular expertise in the access needs of people with disabilities can be found below:

Public consultation:

A public consultation period ran from 4 September 2023 until 30 October 2023. The responses received during the consultation are available below. 

Outcome of the review:

On 16 January 2024, the Council's Licensing & Regulatory Committee received a report on the findings of the review and approved the new polling district and polling places scheme. The report, minutes and webcast are available at Licensing & Regulatory Committee - Tuesday, 16 January

On 1 February 2024, a revised electoral register was published to take account of changes to polling districts. The 2 May 2024 District Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections will be run under the new arrangements.

The new polling district and polling places scheme is available below. Hard copies of the documents related to the review are available to view at the Council's Civic Centre offices. 

Previous reviews

Parliamentary Boundary Review 2023 Toggle accordion

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency. 

A secondary consultation on the BCE's initial proposals for new constituencies took place from 22 February to 4 April 2022 and included 32 public hearings across the country.

A third and final round of public consultation on revised constituency proposals ran between 8 November and 5 December 2022. 

The BCE have now concluded the 2023 review and submitted their final report and recommendations to Parliament. The Government will draft an Order containing the recommendations of all four Parliamentary Boundary Commissions: once that draft Order is approved by the Privy Council, the new constituencies will be used for the next General election following that date (for any by-election that may take place beforehand, existing constituencies are used).

Further information can be found on the BCE's 2023 Review webpage. 
 

District Council wards - Local Government Boundary Commission for England Review 2019-2021 Toggle accordion

Details of the 2019-2021 review of our district council ward boundaries can be found on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s website

Parish and Town Councils - Community Governance Review 2022-2023 Toggle accordion

During 2022-2023, the Council conducted a Community Governance Review for the whole of the St Albans City and District area. Details of the review can be found on our Community Governance Review page.